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The UiPath Studio Guide

Extension for Microsoft Edge

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UiPath Inc. and its affiliates, do not process, use, access, or store any customer data when using this product.

This extension helps you create browser automations in Edge Chromium. You can install this extension in multiple ways, as shown below:

Install from UiPath Studio

  1. Open Studio.
  2. Navigate to Home > Tools > UiPath Extensions.
  3. Select Edge > Install. A confirmation dialog box is displayed. The extension is now installed.
  4. Click Enable extension in the Edge Chromium confirmation pop-up. The extension is now enabled.

Install from the Studio Installer

  1. Run the UiPathStudio.msi installer.
  1. Select an install mode, and then select Advanced Settings > Extensions > UiPath extension for Edge Chromium. If Edge is installed on your machine, the option is selected by default.
  2. Click Install. Studio setup continues while also installing the extension for Edge.

Install from the Command Prompt

  1. Make sure all instances of Edge are closed.
  2. You can install the extension for the current user by running the following command:
    C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe /edge-chromium
    Alternatively, using administrator privileges, you can install the extension for all users on the target machine with the following command:
    C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe /edge-enterprise
  3. Start the Edge browser and click the Add Extension button. The extension is now installed and activated.

Install from Group Policy

You can also install the UiPath Extension for Edge by using Group Policies. This method silently installs the extension and enables it, without requiring user confirmation.

Online

This installation method requires that the target machine has access to the Edge Web Store (https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx and https://msedgeextensions.sf.tlu.dl.delivery.mp.microsoft.com).

To install the extension online via policy, perform the following steps:

  1. On the target machine, install the UiPath Extension for Edge with administrator privileges using the following command:
    C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe /edge-chromium-policyglobal.

  2. In the ExtensionInstallForceList policy, add bhchaenngmlcobfechfkikaofjlmejop;https://edge.microsoft.com/extensionwebstorebase/v1/crx.

  3. In the NativeMessagingAllowList policy, add com.uipath.chromenativemsg_v2.

Offline

This installation method requires that the target machine is joined to a Microsoft Active Directory domain.

To install the extension offline via policy, perform the following steps:

  1. On the target machine, install the UiPath extension for Edge with administrator privileges using the following command:
    C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe /edge-policy-offline.
    This step will create a manifest file called extension_manifest_edge.xml. You can find it in C:\ProgramData\UiPath\UiPath.Common\<UiPath Studio version>\. If not, you can find it in C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\.
    Copy the correct path for the next step.

  2. In the ExtensionInstallForceList policy, add panimgephjhgjkfloepibbdmodkigmhk;<path to the extension manifest>.

  3. In the NativeMessagingAllowList policy, add com.uipath.chromenativemsg_v2.

Uninstalling

The UiPath Extension for Edge can be uninstalled using the following command:
C:\Program Files\UiPath\Studio\UiPath\SetupExtensions.exe /edge-chromium-cleanup

You can also uninstall by opening Studio, navigating to Tools > UiPath Extensions, and selecting Edge > Uninstall.

Troubleshooting

Your system administrator might have configured Group Policies that prevent the UiPath Extension for Edge from working. To enable it, please follow the instructions from the Group Policies page.

If the UiPath Extension for Microsoft Edge cannot launch the ChromeNativeMessaging,exe, the solution is to manually add the ComSpec environment variable. This variable is set at Windows install and should have the value %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe.

Support for IE Mode

As of v2020.10, the Edge Extension offers support for automating in Edge IE Mode.

Also, Java Applets, Silverlight and ActiveX controls can be automated in IE Mode, as the Edge Extension supports them.

Updated 2 months ago


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